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Drumlin and Prairie: Celebrating two of Wisconsin’s Natural Treasures
By Josh Mayer, Foundation member and guest blogger Smith Drumlin Prairie is owned by The Prairie Enthusiasts, a grassroots conservation organization with chapters in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. TPE has worked to manage and restore Smith Drumlin for nearly 20 years, including regular burning, tree removal, mowing, and invasive species control. In the last couple of years, TPE began to seed the former agricultural field between the two drumlins back to prairie. The site is now home to eight species of prairie-dependent leafhopper insects, including Memnonia panzeri, a species of Greatest Conservation Need in Wisconsin. Smith Drumlin Prairie is
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